Monday, March 14, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

I love that right next to Fat Face, there's a place called Let Them Eat Cake. Really, there was no way my friend, Kevin, and I were going to go to one without going to the other. I only got to take one bite of two different cupcakes here, but those small bites tasted so good, I had to write a post about them.

Let Them Eat Cake is a hole-in-the-wall spot with a few staples, but most of their appeal comes from their rotating schedule of daily specials.

The first cupcake I took a bite of was the Happy Days cupcake. Just like the description suggested, this cupcake actually tasted like a root beer float. It was really amazing actually. The vanilla buttercream was light and actually kind of refreshing as far as cream goes. The cake tasted a lot like root beer, but wasn't too literal. It hinted at root beer just enough to enjoy, but not enough to make you sick. The cream sweetened up the cake and added even more moisture to the already perfectly moist cake. Needless to say, this made my day. Happy.

The Amy Winehouse cupcake wasn't as delicious as the Happy Days cupcake, but it definitely stood on its own. Some people don't enjoy orange with dark chocolate, but I actually really enjoy that combination. This cupcake balanced a good amount of alcoholic orange with a dark, but still sweet, buttercream. The orange and chocolate were just right, but the cake could have used a little bit less booziness. If they were trying to mimic Amy Winehouse's tendencies, though, I guess the cake could have used a lot more alcohol. Would this cupcake keep me from rehab? Maybe from alcohol or drug rehab, but not from cupcake rehab.

What I love about the two cupcakes I got is that you get exactly what you expect. The cupcakes have interesting flavors that don't stray from classic flavor combinations and the cupcakes are simple and modest. They're not too small or too large, they don't crave your attention, and they don't leave you feeling like you have a fat face.

Small shops like Let Them Eat Cake and Fat Face are doing great jobs at making Davis a more interesting spot for food than most would imagine.

Let Them Eat Cake
423 L Street
Suite B
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 750-2253

GET: Happy Days Cupcake.


  1. a cake named amy winehouse? holy shirt that sounds like something I need right now, btw i hate blogspots photo uploading system

  2. Seriously. I've given up on blogspot and just use Picasa's html links.


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